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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Yes! GOP Grows A Spine

At last they are getting it, Americans want to drill for our oil now. The Senate GOP has thrown down the gauntlet to the Democrat leadership, bring domestic drilling up for a vote or we will block everything else. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are running scared and doing everything they can to avoid a vote on this knowing they will lose yet again.

Senate Republicans have threatened to block nearly all other bills pending before the August recess if Democrats refuse to vote with them on expanding offshore drilling.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said bills that do not pertain to energy can wait until after the August recess, with gas prices now surpassing $4 per gallon. McConnell and top Republicans indicated Wednesday they would oppose any procedural votes to take up other legislation, which require 60 votes to succeed.

If Reid and Pelosi allow this to be voted on they will lose and with it much of their money and support from the green lobby that wants high gas prices as a means to social engineering. The American people don't like being dictated to and energy costs are hitting them where it hurts the most, their money clip. The GOP can take this and use it as a huge wedge issue in this election cycle and win on it.

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